Sometimes after a long day your looking to refuel but want something a little more complete than the regular fast-food options. Of course Korean cuisine has a almost uncountable number of different soups / stews, however one of the more popular and one of our favorites is Spicy Korean Beef Stew or YukGaeJang (육개장). This soup was a favorite also for the royal courts during the Joseon dynasty.
The stew is a combination of shredded beef, onions and other vegetables plus chilli powder cooked slowly. Along with a number of side dishes and rice this meal defiantly fills you up. The only warning comes in the spice level, it can be very spicy, and so if your tolerance is low you should ask for a weaker version (which is still pretty spicy). It goes well with Soju, Beer or just water.
If you’re interested in making Spicy Korean Beef Stew or YukGaeJang (육개장) at home, here is a Recipe: via Maangchi.com
Pictures of Spicy Korean Beef Stew / YukGaeJang (육개장)
Here are a few pictures of Spicy Korean Beef Stew / YukGaeJang (육개장):
Where to Find Spicy Korean Beef Stew / YukGaeJang (육개장)
If you search for 육개장 on either Naver or Daum Maps (maybe Google) a huge number will pop up. There’s generally at least one in every area.
We personally found a great deal on TMON (Ticket Monster Korea) for just ₩6,400 ($6) and went to the SongToe YukGaeJang Chain of Restaurants (송토):
Tim & Jeonghye